Try This: Theatrical offerings, film, music on tap

By Ashley Swanson, Columbian Features News Coordinator



Love Street Playhouse presents “Crossing Delancey,” a romantic comedy set in New York that follows Isabel, a modern woman who works in a book shop and pines over famous author Tyler. Her nosy grandmother, Bubbie, and the local matchmaker have their eyes set on someone else for Izzy: Sam, a pickle vendor from the old neighborhood. There will be a special dinner performance Feb. 14, catered by Chef Manny Gutierrez.

7:30 tonight, 2 p.m. Sunday.

Love Street Playhouse, 126 Loves Ave., Woodland.

$12 to $15, $50 for Feb. 14, which includes dinner.


The theater is one of many options for getting out and about this weekend.

2.Down the rabbit hole

Washougal High School presents “Alice vs. Wonderland,” a new twist on the tale. A teenage Alice is transported from her video blog into a world inhabited by the White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter and a very upset Queen. Performed by 50 student actors and singers, the production features rock hits, lighting and costumes, as well as an onstage rock band.

2 and 7 p.m. today.

Where: Washburn Auditorium, 1201 39th St., Washougal.

$6, $5 for students and seniors.



3. Retired doesn’t mean tired

The independent movie “Old Goats” will be shown at the Kiggins Theatre. Shot entirely in the Pacific Northwest, the comedy follows three older men who refuse to act their age and go quietly into retirement. One of the film’s stars, Bob Burkholder, is a former Vancouver resident. “Old Goats” is unrated.

When: 1, 2:45 and 6:45 p.m. today, 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday.

Where: Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main St., Vancouver.

Admission: $8, $6 for matinees, $6 for children, seniors and students.



4. Chinese puppet theater

Dragon Art Studio will perform Chinese folktales and other stories through handcrafted Chinese rod puppets. Dragon Art Studio has performed across the world and received a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. The show is presented by Northwest Heritage Resources and the Clark County Historical Museum.

When: 2 p.m. today.

Where: Clark County Historical Museum, 1511 Main St., Vancouver.

$4, $3 for seniors and students, $2 for children.

Telephone: 360-993-5679 or 206-360-1181.


5. Ladies of bluegrass

Vancouver group the Misty Mamas will perform their signature bluegrass, gospel and folk songs. The group’s performances include a mix of original and classic songs, along with musical lore. The concert will benefit Vancouver School of Arts and Academics’ Acappella Women’s Ensemble.

When: 7 tonight.

Where: Royal Durst Theatre, 3101 Main St., Vancouver.

Admission: $10 to $12.

Telephone: 360-694-6907


6. ‘Side Effects’ and dramatic thrills

Once a successful New York couple, Emily (Rooney Mara) finds herself falling into suicidal depression after Martin (Channing Tatum) is released from prison for insider trading. Emily visits psychiatrist Jonathan Banks (Jude Law), who prescribes her a new drug to treat her anxiety that he’s testing for a pharmaceutical company. But the magical drug has a few unexpected side effects that affect everyone involved. “Side Effects” is rated R.

Battle Ground Cinema, 1700 S.W. Ninth Ave., Battle Ground; Cinetopia Mill Plain, 11700 S.E. Seventh St.; Cinetopia Vancouver Mall 23, 8700 N.E. Vancouver Mall Drive; various Regal Cinemas.

Varies by theater.

Battle Ground Cinema, 360-666-7200;Cinetopia, 360-213-2800 Cinetopia Vancouver Mall 23, 360-448-4100; Regal Cinemas, 800-326-3264.